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5illnesstolivesuccessfullyinthecommunitiesoftheirchoicebyacquiringthenecessaryservicesthatwillimprovetheirqualityoflifei.e.housingclinicaltreatmententitlementbenefitsvocationaldevelopmentandjobplacement.WhileindividualsarewaitingforcasemanagementservicestheBridgerPrograminSuffolkbeginstheprocessoflinkingpeopletoservicesandnaturalsupports.ProfessionalsandpeersstafftheBridgerProgram.Throughsupportadvocacyandempowermenttheyassistindividualstosetgoalsandcreateplanstoachievethem.MentalHealthClinicFederationsMentalHealthCliniclocatedattheBrooklynManorAdultHomeoffersafullrangeofpsychiatricassessmentsandinterventionsincludingindividualandgrouppsychotherapymedicationmanagementandsubstanceabusetreatment.TheClinicprovidesculturallysensitiveperson-centeredtreatmentforadultscopingwithmentalillness.UtilizingaRegisteredNursetheclinicoffersHolisticCaredesignedtoimprovewellnesspracticesmaximizerecoveryandimprovequalityoflife.ResidentialServicesFederationprovidesacontinuumofhousingservicesthroughoutNassauSuffolkandQueensCountiesforpeoplerecoveringfrommentalillness.Theresidentialdivisionincludestransitionalhousingcommunityresidencesapartmenttreatmentprogramandsupportedhousing.Weprovidesupportservicescasemanagementandteachskillsnecessarytomaximizeindependenceinthecommunity.EnrichedAdultHomeServicesFederationprovidesEnrichedAdultHomeServicesinNewYorkCityandSuffolkCountywhicharedesignedtosupportresidentsinmeetingtheirrecoverygoalsimprovingtheiroverallqualityoflifeandexploringotherhousingoptions.Themodelutilizesprinciplesofpsychiatricrehabilitationtoprovideon-sitecasemanagementpeersupportandclinicalservicestoadulthomeresidents.Utilizinganevidence-basedperson-centeredapproachtheprogrampromoteshealthylife-stylesbyteachingself-managementwellnessincreasesinvolvementincommunityactivitiesandpromotesindependenceandself-advocacy.AssertiveCommunityTreatmentProgramACTOurmobileinterdisciplinaryclinicalsupportteamsinBabylonandNewYorkCityworkwithpeoplewhohavenothadgoodresultswithtraditionalmentalhealthtreatmentservices.VisitingwithparticipantsintheirhomesorwherevertheywishtomeettheACTteamprovidesfullclinicalcommunitylivingemploymentandrecoverysupportserviceswhilecoordinatingmedicalfinancialandlegalservices.Recognizingthepersonsuniqueculturalandspiritualdimensionstheaimistoprovidethesupportnecessaryfortheparticipantstoreachmaximumrecoveryandtoliveasindependentlyaspossiblewhilemakingprogresstowardpersonalgoals.Teammembersincludeapsychiatristpeerspecialistsaregisterednursesocialworkersfamilyspecialistaddictionscounselorandanemploymentspecialist.SupportedEmploymentFederationoffersindividualsrecoveringfrommentalillnesstheopportunitytoreturntoworkinasupportiveenvironment.OnLongIslandandinQueensFederationprovidesjobreadinesstrainingandjobplacementinthecommunity.SupportedemploymentisalsoofferedthroughouraffirmativebusinessesTheBigNoshCafandtheBigNoshTooConvenienceStoreaswellaswithinourprograms.ThroughtheCompanionProgramvolunteersgainworkexperiencebyprovidingmentalhealthadvocacyandrehabilitationservicestoothers.FamilyEducationFederationprovideseducationandtrainingtofamilymembersofthosewithmentalillnesstohelpthemsupporttheirlovedoneandthefamilyintherecoveryprocess.Educationalforumsandsupportgroupsaregearedtowardhelpingthefamilylearnaboutthediseasesofmentalillnesstreatmentsandavailablecommunityresourcesandhelpthemtocope.Familymemberslearntocareforthemselvesandhaveopportunitiestolearnfromotherswithsimilarlifeexperiences.WealsoofferaFamily-to-Family12weekcoursesponsoredbyNAMIandtaughtbyfamilymemberswhichofferscomprehensiveinformationaboutdiagnosisandmedications.RespiteCarePlusTheRespitePlusProgramprovidestimeoffforfamilies